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Capture a Screenshot

To capture a screenshot on your computer, please select your operating system below for instructions.

 

Windows XP

To capture the entire screen:

STEP 1:  Press the Print Screen key.  The capture will be copied to the clipboard. 

STEP 2:  Paste the image into an email, image editor (e.g. Paint, Photoshop, etc.) or a word editor (e.g. Microsoft Word).

 

To capture the active window:

STEP 1:  Press the Alt and Print Screen keys.  The capture will be copied to the clipboard. 

STEP 2:  Paste the image into an email, image editor (e.g. Paint, Photoshop, etc.) or a word editor (e.g. Microsoft Word).

 

Windows Vista & 7

Option 1:

You can use the Print Screen key as noted above.

 

Option 2:

STEP 1: Click on the Start button located at the bottom left.

STEP 2: In the search box type in Snipping Tool.

STEP 3: Click on the Snipping Tool icon in the search results to open it.

          NOTE: If this tool will be used often, right-click the icon and select "Pin to Start Menu".

          

STEP 4: In the program click the arrow next to New to select whether to take a screenshot of a window, the whole screen or a manual selection.

          

STEP 5: After the screenshot is taken, select where to save it and in what file format.

 

Mac OS X

To capture the entire screen:

STEP 1:  Press the keys Command, Shift, 3 at the same time. A file will be saved to your desktop.

 

To capture a region of the screen:

STEP 1:  Press the keys Command, Shift, 4 at the same time.  Then click and drag the cursor to mark the area you want to capture. A file will be saved to your desktop.